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Lincoln Tech Launches New Training Programs For Welding Careers in Texas, Tennessee

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, is introducing two new training options this spring to help students begin hands-on careers that fill critical needs in the American job market.  In Nashville, TN a new Welding Technology program is now available, and the Grand Prairie, TX campus will begin offering an expanded Welding Technology program featuring pipefitting classes.  With opportunities for welders expected to grow by more than 100,000 around the country in the next eight years, these programs will provide a new generation of skilled, trained professionals to help employers overcome the skills gap in industries from construction and infrastructure, to mining, manufacturing, and more.

Grand Prairie, TX:  Welding Technology with Introduction to Pipefitting

As an Educational Institution Member of the American Welding Society, Lincoln Tech's Grand Prairie campus has offered a Welding Technology program since 2008.  Campus President Cory Hughes says the decision to add classes in pipefitting will further expand career possibilities for graduates of the program. 

"Every time Lincoln Tech introduces a new program, or enhances an existing one, we do so with an eye to how it helps better position our students after graduation," Hughes says.  "For more than 50 years the Grand Prairie campus has helped employers in hands-on industries build their teams, and our expanded welding curriculum will help continue that tradition."

Pipefitters prepare, cut, and weld steel pipe at job sites for construction projects, infrastructure maintenance, manufacturing facilities and more. They perform welding processes such as plasma arc cutting, shielding metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux core arc welding. Lincoln Tech's program offers courses that teach students the importance of the math and science behind these skills while emphasizing hands-on practice in individual welding booths.

Nashville, TN:  Welding with Metal Fabrication Technology

In addition, the Nashville campus – a cornerstone of the city for nearly 100 years – has launched a program that will help students build skills for welding as well as metal fabrication.  Upon completion of the program, students will also be eligible to receive Level One and Two credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 

To learn more about these new programs, as well as all of Lincoln Tech's offerings around the country, visit

Career projections can be found at, for the years 2014-2024.

About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946. 

Lincoln currently operates 28 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England.  Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institute in Connecticut.

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